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Supports for Remote Teaching and Learning

Information and Resources

These pages include various resources and supports for remote teaching and learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It will be updated frequently; please check back often.
 

Information for Educators

Information for Students and Parents

Instructional Resources Overview


This information is provided to help Missouri educators find effective educational material.  This list will be updated as necessary.

When reviewing and selecting materials to deploy, take care to understand the terms and conditions of their use. Be aware that some digital resources require teachers or students to create online accounts, some have copyright restrictions, and some are shared by companies that have temporarily suspended use fees. In addition, a resource previously contracted by districts for their students’ use may have restrictions that govern its use in remote learning.

The views, opinions and content contained in these resources are solely those of the original contributors. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not endorse the views expressed by these contributors and reserves the right to refuse submissions. Questions related to any of these resources should be directed to the organizations, people and opportunities as shared.

English Language Arts

 

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PreK - 4 NineNetwork: "Teaching in Room 9" 
(Resource added 04/28/20)
Offline(TV)

NineNetwork – Channel 9 in the St. Louis region is launching "Teaching in Room 9" and have created grade-appropriate lessons taught by committed educators from across the St. Louis region.  This project is to ensure area kids have access to quality teaching during this academic year and into the summer regardless of access to internet or computers. These PreK-grade 4 ELA lessons will be broadcasted free of charge and will start airing on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The schedule is as follows:
April 28-July 31, 2020 -Monday-Thursdays: 

  • 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Reading, PreK-1st Grade
  • 1:00-1:30 p.m. - Reading, 2nd-4th Grade
K-12 Show Me Online Teaching by Missouri Writing Projects Network personnel
(Link in Description)
Online

Every Monday 2:00 PM – elementary
Every Wednesday 2:00 PM – secondary
Every Friday 2:00 PM – either/all
Each thirty-minute episode features a guest teacher sharing a practical lesson for online learning. Join us live on the Zoom call or come back here to watch when you can: Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/130213043.

K-12 MWPN Write On! by Missouri Writing Projects Network personnel
(Link in Description)
Online

Every Thursday 10:00 AM
Join the MWPN Write On! (Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/105219116 ). A good place to connect with teachers working together through this uncertain time. This will be a recurring opportunity to ask questions of other educators about the issues facing you in your schools and classrooms. We hope to see you there!

elementary, secondary Engaging Learning Through Disruptions Online

Links to resources recommended by the International Literacy Association to help families and school personnel with education during school closures. 

elementary, secondary Scholastic Learn at Home  Online Daily projects to engage students in reading and thinking.
elementary Just Books Read Aloud Online Illustrated books are read aloud; available in several languages. 
elementary, secondary EDSITEment!: The Best of the Humanities on the Web Online Lesson plans and multimedia resources provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities
elementary, secondary National Archives: Document Analysis Hybrid Provides tools for analysis of primary sources in various media (photos, videos, posters, written documents, etc.). 
elementary, secondary Newsela Online Complimentary access to the ELA-relevant collection of news passages and other materials for student use
Secondary Poetry Out Loud Online Collection of poems and videos of state Poetry Out Loud champions reciting a selection of poems at the national championship. 

English Language Development

 

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K-8 Four Weeks Tech Free Hybrid A four-week tech-free choice board for K-8 students in nine languages. elementary, lower secondary grades
K-12 Free Online Resources: Adjusting to Remote Classrooms and Learning Online This new resource list features free online tools broken down by age group and topic to make it easy to find something for everyone.
K-12 Rosetta Stone for Students Online Rosetta Stone is offering free three-month subscriptions making students’ new language accessible whether they are in kindergarten or prepping for college. elementary, secondary
Elementary Unite for Literacy Online A digital library narrated in 40+ languages for preschool and primary learners that is free and easy to use for teachers and families alike.
Elementary Global Storybooks Online Freely available digital tales in 50+ languages.
Educators WIDA eWorkshops Online Available to ALL educators in Missouri, six eWorkshops are self-paced and are available through the WIDA Secure Portal. elementary, secondary

Fine Arts

 

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Art Resources
12 Virtual Museum Tours Online These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video).
Art Lesson (​Arytfactory) Online Art lessons from the Artyfactory.
Elementary Art Lessons Online Elementary Art lessons from Kinder Arts
27 Art Activities and Lessons Online 27 Art Activities and Lessons to Try at Home
Music Resources
COVID-19 Instrument Cleaning Guidelines Online The NFHS, NAfME and the NAMM Foundation recommend the following guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period. These guidelines are designed for use by music educators and educators may use these guidelines when teaching students and parents how to clean instruments.
Elementary Music Teacher Facebook Page Online An online group of elementary music teachers sharing 'at home' ideas.
PBS Music Videos and Lessons Online Encourage students to perform, analyze, and appreciate Music with resources that explore music from various time periods and cultures. 
Daria Music Online On this website you can find lots of great ways to have fun with music, build your own instruments, discover silly songs or design a multi-cultural project for your school or community group.
EarBeater Online With EarBeater you can train your musical ear in more than 200 individual exercises covering intervals, chords and scales.
Music With Lindsey: Online Music Lessons Classes for Kids Online Great Youtube elementary music lessons. This link is to the first one. Type Music with Lindesey into the Youtube search engine to see additional lessons.
Dance Resources
Rire-Woodbury Dance Company Online Online lessons for elementary dance that will not destroy the living room.
Theatre Resources
Theatre Lessons and Games Online Broadway Theater Group lessons and theatre games.
All Arts K-12 Resources
Kennedy Center ArtsEdge Online An incredible resources for arts lessons K-12, all arts areas

Health and Physical Education

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K-12 Society of Health and Physical Educators Online Tips for conducting online physical education; miscellaneous resources.
K-12 Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) Online CATCH offers a health education curriculum designed to impact the health of students by integrating the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model.
PreK-12 Online Physical Education Network Hybrid Tips and tools for parents and teachers that encourage physical activity and health at home
PreK-12 PBS Learning Media: Health & Physical Education Online Resources providing lessons on physical, mental, and emotional health. 

Math

 

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PreK - 4 NineNetwork: "Teaching in Room 9" 
(Resource added 04/28/20)
Offline(TV)

NineNetwork – Channel 9 in the St. Louis region is launching "Teaching in Room 9" and have created grade-appropriate lessons taught by committed educators from across the St. Louis region.  This project is to ensure area kids have access to quality teaching during this academic year and into the summer regardless of access to internet or computers. These grade PreK-4 math lessons will be broadcasted free of charge and will start airing on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The schedule is as follows:
April 28-July 31, 2020 -Monday-Thursdays: 

  • 1:30-2:00 p.m. - Math, PreK-2
  • 2:00-2:30 p.m. - Math, 3-4 grade
PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Math Activities for Home Hybrid This is a list of activities and resources for grades PreK - 12.  There are multiple activities that do not require online connectivity as well as others that utilize online resources.  These were developed by teams in Oklahoma through their state department. 
3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Desmos Classroom Activities Online This link directs teachers to an assortment of activities that students can work through on multiple topics.  Practice and problem sets are included.  Primarily this is a resource for grades 6-12 with some for 3-5
3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Desmos Hybrid This is the general link to Desmos resources.  Calculators can be downloaded to smart phones or local devices and used offline.  Other activities are included. 
3-5, 6-8 Estimation 180 Hybrid This site has activities that could be done offline as well as additional resources online.  There are also lessons to be considered linked to grade and content. 

Science

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K -3 Gro More Good Outdoor Learning
(Resource Added 4.9.2020)
Hybrid Lessons focused on the four seasons of a garden. Each activity is hands-on and perfect for getting kids outside, exploring, and learning. The activities are based on early childhood education best practices and developed in partnership with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center.
K-5 Animal Behavior Exploration Offline Animal behavior exploration encouraging students to go outdoors around their home; students observe organisms in the environment.
3-5 Food Chain Cards Offline Food chain game cards: Cut the cards apart. Students then try to find the pieces that connect to create a food chain. Place on paper and draw arrows showing the flow of energy. Label the different organisms as producer, consumer, decomposer.
K-12 Making a Scientific Illustration Hybrid Make scientific illustrations (models) of a favorite object from around the house. Can extend to use technology to create this illustration and add animation if technology is available and accessible.
6-8 PBS Learning Media Online FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, and other resources for many subjects.
6-8 Population Education Online Curricula to complement students’ science and social science instruction about human population trends and their impacts on natural resources, environmental quality and human well-being.
6-8 NSTA Freebies for Science Teachers Online A searchable database of free resources on many topics. 
6-8 Science Kids Online Avariety of science resources for kids- includes videos, games, projects, lessons and quizzes.
6-8, 9-12 Ecosystem Observations Activity Offline Ecosystem observations guidance document to help students as they are going outside or looking in a magazine to identify different aspects of an ecosystem (abiotic and biotic).
9-12 What’s Going on in This Graph? Online To help students become critical consumers of scientific information; a Nebraska edition of the popular New York Times' offering, "What's Going on in This Graph?" Students will be asked to spend some time interacting with the map, graph or visualization and answer three basic questions: What do you notice? What do you wonder? What do you think is going on in the graph?
9-12 Daily DE (Discovery Education) Offline Making a hovercraft. Engineering design challenge (pp. 11-12 of document).
9-12 Enzymes Lab Offline Understanding how changes in an enzyme affect its rate of activity. Understanding how enzymes function overall.

Social Studies

 

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Suitable for grades 3-12 C-SPAN: Classroom Hybrid Adaptable lesson plans and support materials useful in civics and history classrooms.
Suitable for grades 7-12 and earlier with adult guidance. C-SPAN: On This Day in History Hybrid Short video clips which highlight historical events on each day of the year.
Suitable for grades 3-5 with adult support and upper grades for individual student work. ICivics: Games Online High-quality, high-interest online games tied to many civics topics, 15-30 minutes each.
Suitable for middle school and high school. With teacher-made modifications, also suitable for grades 3, 4, 5. ICivics: Teach Online Games and curriculum units tied to civics and American history.
Suitable for grades 7-12 and earlier with adult guidance. Stanford History Education Group: Civic Online Reasoning Hybrid Curriculum and lessons focused on media literacy in social studies and daily life.
Suitable for grades 7-12 and earlier with adult guidance. Stanford History Education Group: Reading Like a Historian Hybrid High-quality primary source material organized around historic and social science topics. 
Suitable for grades 7-12 and earlier with adult guidance. The Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History: History Now Online Video, primary and secondary sources focusing on key events, people, and challenges in American history.